Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: It's a matter that has been bleeding the hearts of a number of Railways employees, who are drawing lesser salary than their juniors in the same department.
The National Federation of Indian Railways(NFIR) is extremely disappointed that despite the intervention of the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training in 2014, the Railway Board has tuned a blind eye to their request.
The secretary of DoPT had told the Railway Board that the Department of Expenditure had, after the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee, allowed stepping up of pay to promotees with reference to Direct Recruits subject to certain conditions, including there being an element of direct recruitment, an actual junior receiving more pay etc. ...Accordingly, Ministry of Railways may take up the matter with the Department of Expenditure for issuing of instructions, if any”.
NFIR said that the anomaly was ignored in the 7th Pay Commission as well. The employees union has again requested the Railway Board to take action as indicated by the DoP&T and formulate a proposal to the Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance) in consultation with the Federation.